Deepen your mindfulness practice.
Mastermind Facilitator Certification.

Deepen your personal practice. Learn the neuroscience of mindfulness. Get certified to share science-based mindfulness for healthier, happier people and stronger communities.

Mastermind offers a live online Mindfulness Facilitator Certification Program led by Dorsey Standish, mindfulness psychologist Dr. Marty Lumpkin and other senior facilitators. Mastermind’s two-part training & certification will give you the education and practical experience to deepen your own practice and share mindfulness with others effectively and authentically.

Part I: Mindfulness Intensive Training

  • Deepen your personal mindfulness practice in a nurturing environment among like-minded peers
  • Learn the neuroscience of mindfulness, including major components and networks of the brain and nervous system that are impacted by mindfulness and meditation
  • Practice a variety of science-based techniques for mindfulness meditation and mindful movement, including formal, informal and attitudinal practices
  • Gain skills that apply mindfulness and self-compassion to relationships, conflict and trauma

Part II: Mindfulness Facilitator Certification

  • Learn to teach mindfulness using your mind, heart and body
  • Develop communication and leadership skills for leading classes, guiding students and developing and leading mindfulness sessions
  • Create custom meditations using mindful language, phrasing, quotes, and poetry
  • Get personalized feedback and growth suggestions from your teachers
  • Access on-going professional mentoring and group support to deepen your practice

“The energy of the mind is the essence of life.”

– Aristotle

Why get certified?

Deeper learning. Teacher training and certification are a powerful gateway to reaching a deeper level of learning and mastery. By learning to teach and share, you strengthen your own understanding and reinforce your faith and commitment to these life-changing practices.

Serving others. There is great fulfillment in supporting and guiding the healing, wellness and growth of others. As a teacher, you are supporting your own practice, contributing to the wellness and growth of other individuals, and playing a role in bringing a broader consciousness of mindfulness to our community and world.

Creating community. As a member of the certification cohort, you’ll be a part of a broader community of students and teachers. You’ll be supported in deepening your practice, and you’ll support others in their growth. And you will play a part in creating a lasting community of wellness for yourself and others.

Completing the Mindfulness Certification program with Mastermind was one of the best decisions in my life.

We finished the program just as the pandemic shut down most of public life, and the practices we learned helped me not only keep my own peace but inspired me to go forth to share mindfulness with others. Since finishing, I’ve worked with several groups and led meditation for people around the world.

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Veleisa Patton Burrell

Founder and CEO, Narrative Evolution Communications

Taking this course was truly one of the best choices I have ever made in my life. Thank you for the treasure trove of skills, tools, and ideas regarding how to deepen my own practice and how to offer meditations to my students and fellow teachers at work. Please know how profoundly you have impacted my life, and how by extension, you have impacted the life of my family.

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Antonia Moran

English Teacher, Episcopal School of Dallas

I never would have believed I could have gotten so much out of a virtual course. What I am most proud of, is the joy I have found in mindfulness.  Being mindful has made the biggest difference in my well-being, and in “just being”.  It is as if I have found another sensory mode that is deeper, wider, and more evolved. I don’t worry; I either accept things as they are, or I do something about it.

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Carole Gray

Licensed Professional Counselor

I am truly grateful for the Mastermind Mindfulness Certification Program. As I reflect on our very first session together, I remember how good it felt to be surrounded by like-minded individuals – the energy was palpable!

The strengths of the program included the teaching staff, the commitment to personal practice, and the hands-on learning of facilitation skills. Because of this training, I have discovered within myself a newfound optimism, excitement, and a spark!

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Adrianne Bagley, M.D.

Retired Pediatrician & Mindfulness Facilitator

Learning to meditate has been a turning point in my life that reawakened my brain and my heart.

After teaching English and writing classes for twenty-two years in higher education, I am humbled to realize I am now gathering the tools to help my friends, neighbors, and colleagues cope with and come to understand life as it is presenting itself to us in this moment.

I recommend that those with the desire to help themselves and others in this world consider the training Mastermind offers.

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Lisa Coleman, PhD

Professor Emeritus, Southeastern Oklahoma State University

I want to express my sincere gratitude for this program. From Day One I enjoyed every moment and really looked forward to weekends of learning and fun.

This program has really helped me in so many ways, being dedicated to my practice as well as blessing others who do not know about mindfulness.

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Jertonya Feemster

Regional Vice President, Capital One

I was nervous to sign up for the certification program, but I decided to go for it. Since day one of our training, I knew I made the right choice.

I truly believe this is because of the space that was created by Dorsey and Marty to help us grow. This training gave me the tools I needed to connect with myself better than ever have before and to understand how to share my teachings with others. I am forever grateful for this practice and look forward to sharing mindfulness with my community.

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Alexis Ray

Certified Nutritionist and Yoga Teacher

Who would have ever thought a journey with mindfulness could take you almost anywhere while guiding you to live in the present moment? The Mastermind team did an outstanding job moderating from a virtual platform. Their presence made everyone feel safe and comfortable, as they were genuine, inviting, pleasant, and their passion for mindfulness was infectious. The Mastermind Mindfulness Certification program has equipped me with what I need to begin facilitating, and I look forward to sharing with colleagues, healthcare professionals and the community.

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Shani Brown

Dental Hygienist, Speech Therapist, Autism Specialist & College Professor

Schedule

Part I: Mindfulness Intensive Training

September 11-12
September 25-26
October 16-17
9am – 3pm Saturday; 12p-3p Sunday 

Part II: Facilitator Certification

November 6-7
December 4-5
December 11-12
9am – 3pm Saturday; 12p-3p Sunday

Pricing

60-Hour Facilitator Certification
(Parts I & II)
$1,495

or 4 payments of $395
Scholarships

A limited number of full and partial scholarships are available. Apply by sending a paragraph to [email protected] along with your application sharing your need/desire to receive a scholarship. Scholarship recipients will pay a reduced enrollment fee.

Fine Print

Application alone does not guarantee entry. After meeting all requirements and completing a successful interview with the lead teacher you will be invited to participate. We are accepting no more than 20 applicants and doing so on a rolling basis. If you are accepted, please know that your spot will only be secured upon complete payment or enrollment in monthly payment plan. There are no refunds or transfers within two-weeks of training start date. Acceptance into the program does not guarantee receipt of scholarship. Scholarship awards will be announced no later than two weeks before start of program. Graduating from the program does not guarantee employment at Mastermind nor teaching in our corporate or school programs. It does guarantee that you are certified to share science-based mindfulness in the community.

Certification Info Session Sign-up

May 19th, 2021 @7pm CST

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